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Aromatic Aster - Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Regular price $7.50

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Phonetic:  sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum ob-long-ee-FOH-lee-um

Aromatic Aster gets its common name from the fragrance it gives off when the foliage is crushed. It has a compact mounded habit and has a long bloom time. It prefers a dryer soil but will do well in medium soil that is well drained. Aromatic Aster spreads by rhizomes and can be an aggressive spreader so this aster would not be a good match in a small garden setting.

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Native Region: 
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Flower Color: Blue/Purple
  • Bloom Time: August through October
  • Soil Type: Medium Dry - Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 2'H, 2'W
  • Plant Spacing: 2'
  • Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot
  • Attracts: Bees, birds, butterflies
  • Advantages: Drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, poor soil, erosion control.
  • Landscape Uses: Hedge, meadow, mass planting, cut flower
  • Companion Plants: Showy Goldenrod, Black Eyed Susan, Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem